Monday, November 17, 2008

Two-fer

The convenience decision was a good one. I found myself standing outside the door of the gym with pool at 8am Sunday waiting for it to open so I could get in a quick swim before church. Wouldn't have been able to do that at the aquatic center. 900yds accomplished!

On Saturday, one of my tiny runner friends who lives close to me, mentioned that she wants to start cycling again. After church, I gave her a call to see how serious she was about it. To my delight, she was willing to meet up for a 15 mile loop. Adding on the miles to/from our meeting spot, I got in a total of 19.6 miles. And she's interested in doing it again next weekend. Sweet!

I came home all pumped up and spent some time working on my 2009 fitness goals. Then I signed up Husband & I for the Jingle Bell 5K that's less that 3 weeks away. Hopefully I'm running by then, if not, I guess that will be the day that I start. Heheheh.

This morning, my shoulders are a bit sore from swimming. My left hamstring feels tight and needs to be stretched. And my uh...um...hmmm well let's just say it's been awhile since I've spent that much time on the saddle. But most importantly, my knee feels fine. Woot!

After a month of knee-induced slothfulness, I feel like I'm almost back. How cool is that?!?!?

28 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh yay! I'm glad you went for the gym. I think you'll be much happier and it looks like you already are ;-)

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  2. Yay for getting back in motion! I'm impressed you went to swim before church. All I managed before church this week was a cup of coffee LOL.

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  3. Congrats on getting out there again and "being almost back". That's always the best feeling.

    Well, except the "uh...um...hmmm" part. Hope that feels better soon. Ha.

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  4. Lisa, I am all picturing you standing outside the gym sayin open open..LOL! Way to get a great swim in then a super ride. That is so cool a riding pard always makes the ride sweeter! Glad the knee handled it all in stride :-)

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  5. That's awesome!! I'm glad that you are feeling good again.

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  6. You sound happy :-)

    Great job staying in motion and very awesome that tiny runner friend (hehe) is interested in cycling with you!

    I can't believe it's time to sign up for Jingle Bell stuff already!!

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  7. YAY! You're almost back! Great to see you getting out there!

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  8. Congrats on getting in two quality workouts!

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  9. NICE 2-fer!!

    I too am impressed that you got a swim in before church. And wonderful to hear the knee feels good!

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  10. It is cool to be back. It's also cool that you have someone to ride with. The 5k sounds like fun.

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  11. Yay! I am sure you'll feel better/stronger by the time the 5k gets around.

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  12. Very cool :-) It's gonna be good!!

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  13. Talk about a hard-core kick-a$$ come-back!

    Congrats :)

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  14. Yay! Sounds like your blazing your way back! :) Glad to hear the knees are holding up for you.

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  15. Congratulations on finding a cycling buddy! It can make all the difference. And great job on swimming before church. The only thing I got done before church was a trip to the grocery store!

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  16. That's really cool, getting back into it, and being so organised with the gym pool.

    Pity about the umm saddle there :-)

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  17. yay.......getting back at it! Swimming before church...nuts! I can't wake up and just work out usually.

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  18. It is extremely very amazingly cool!!!

    I am glad for you!!!

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  19. Nice two-fer!!

    I am planning on doing a Jingle Bell 5K in a few weeks as well! :)

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  20. I'm glad you signed up for the 5k! I'll cross my fingers for you that you are back to running by then :)

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  21. It feels good to feel good! :)

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  22. Great work. I can't wait to get back to swimming after Philly. Ready for some cross training.

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  23. swimming, biking and running? Sounds ilke you are training for a triathlon or something :)

    Good to hear your knee is getting better..

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  24. I think every single community on the planet has a Jingle Bell 5k. For some reason, Christmas doesn't say "5k" to me so I avoid it. Good luck to you though.

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  25. Welcome back to being able to work out & swim and isn't that great you have someone to cycle with!

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  26. How cool is that?!? VERY Cool....

    Sounds like you are on your way my dear....don't lose focus, your doing great!

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  27. Much as we like to hurry along our recovery, it always seems to take the prescribed time to heal. As soon as we start feeling okay, we're right back at it, probably too early. Holding back will put you ahead next season. Glad you got in the pool and the bike. I think my biking will be limited to indoor spinning for quite some time.

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